LEAF 2019: ​An Intro to Growing Berries

Date(s) - Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


LEAF 2019: ​An Intro to Growing Berries will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County at the Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown.

Growing berries successfully takes some planning and correct preparation. This course will go over the basics of site selection and preparation for the common berry crops. It will also offer recommendations of varieties suited to our climate and markets.

This workshop will be led by Esther Kibbe, Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY Berry Specialist. Kibbe is a graduate of Cornell University and now a Regional Berry Specialist with Cooperative Extension. She worked for many years as a strawberry and blueberry breeder for Driscoll’s in Florida, and more recently as a consultant advising produce companies and growers on production techniques. She is based in Erie County in her extension role, but her assignment covers the entire Western New York region

The fee is $5 per person.